Understanding Your Rights as a Domestic Worker

Category: Household Staffing

Understanding Your Rights as a Domestic Worker

While worker’s rights are clear and commonplace in organized industries nationwide, as a domestic recruitment specialist, I often find that the rights of domestic professional are unclear to both employers and employees. Luckily, the New York State Department of Labor provides an in-depth resource on their website outlining the “Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights which took effect on November 29,



“Times They Are A Changin’…and So Are Job Requirements!” – Pavillion Staffer

Technology touches, like it or not, nearly every aspect of our contemporary lives.  The same holds true in the personal service profession.  It is not the old-fashioned domestic environment portrayed on shows like Downtown Abbey.  While the sophistication and elegance has not changed, the household operations and staff expectations certainly have,



Perfect Job? Maybe Not But…Life Lessons from Pavillion on Finding the Best Job and Being the Best Employee

As Experts in Domestic Staffing, We Know the Importance of the “Right” Position:

At Pavillion Agency not only do we place our people in households but we make a concerted effort to help our staff keep their jobs. If a position isn’t quite working out, we can help you establish what the real problem is.



Best Practices for Communications among Executive Household Staff

Communication is the key to getting any job done right, and household tasks are no exception to that rule. Not only is it important for you to be able to communicate directly with your staff, but also for staff members to have a way to effectively communicate with each other.



Understanding the Basics of Domestic Staff Training

A well-run household depends on a well-trained staff. Your domestic staff must understand how to do their jobs, the most efficient ways to accomplish daily tasks, and learn to be proactive in identifying potential issues around the house.

In this article, we will cover the basics of domestic staff training and identify some helpful domestic staffing resources to help your home run smoothly and efficiently.



Strategies for Negotiating Contracts with Executive Household Staff

Contracts can be a tricky subject when you hire someone new to work in your home. But they are absolutely crucial for establishing responsibilities, payment, and non-financial benefits for what will hopefully be a successful long-term working relationship.

Here are some contract negotiation strategies to keep in mind as you hire new executive household staff for your home.



A Competitive Job Market Means Competitive Candidate Criteria

Written By Ira Weissman

As the Leader in the Field of Personal Service it is our aim to help everyone who comes to us seeking employment.  Unfortunately, the market is such that we cannot always be successful.  Our clients, the most prominent in the country,



Interview Tips 2.0 – Nanny Interview Questions

Written by Jeffrey Gratton

When facing any interview, perhaps especially as a nanny, the way we feel when we answer nanny interview questions is more important than the answer itself.

Do we sometimes have bad days or pessimistic thoughts? Even our deepest feelings will influence the interview. 



Who is Your Preferred Candidate?

Written by Rosalie Aguilar

Jane Doe is a highly educated candidate with a Master’s Degree and certifications. She is knowledgeable and trained in caring for any type of household and is looking for one of her first positions in a residence.

Mary Smith has long-term experience working in private residential settings,



Estate Caretaker Responsibilities

Written by Jack Greenhouse

Within the realm of formal Estates, names and titles often blur the lines of duties and responsibilities. True Estate Caretakers (sometimes referred to as Property Managers or simply Caretakers) are a prime example. Estate Caretakers are really a Jack or Jill of all Trades.